EUKI Interview: Mainstreaming Sustainable Buildings in Europe

We spoke with Aleksandar Jelovac, Ana Šenhold und Marko Markic from EUKI project “Retrofit HUB”. The project focuses on advancing energy retrofit of buildings in Croatia, Poland and Hungary.

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Revitalisation Academy – Web Seminar Series: Energy Efficiency of Buildings, Districts, Cities and Funding Issues – Summary by Edina Project

The EDINA project team organised a Spring Webinar session on energy efficiency „Revitalisation Academy – energy efficiency of buildings, districts, cities and funding issues (Web Seminar Series)” to approach EU goals for climate neutrality.

This handbook inspires residents to create solutions for more livable city centers.

Mapping Solar Potential in Pilot Municipalities


Mapping Solar Potential in Pilot Municipalities

This report of the EUKI project Solar Adria describes different models and methodologies for solar potential mapping. One of the goals of the project is potential replicability of its approach in other municipalities of the Adriatic region. Therefore, Solar Adria summarised the described methodology in several steps to guide the interested municipalities through the process of solar potential map development.

Mapping Solar Potential in Pilot Municipalities

Solar Adria

Feasibility Studies for Installing Photovoltaic Power Plants on Municipality Buildings


Feasibility Studies for Installing Photovoltaic Power Plants on Municipality Buildings

EUKI project Solar Adria accelerates solar power development in Adriatic municipalities. The objectives of the project are to explore on a municipal level how stakeholders perceive and contribute to energy transition through solar development. Solar Adria provides solar potential maps for target municipalities and creates a matchmaking platform to connect any interested investors with the municipality administration and other target groups.

The project co-develops two solar projects, one in each pilot municipality, by providing technical and economic information. Implementing organisation Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar (EIHP) performed four feasibility studies for photovoltaic power plants in Starigrad in Croatia and Koper in Slovenia.

Feasibility Study Starigrad Opcina
Feasibility Study Starigrad Vrtic
Feasibility Study Koper Burja
Feasibility Study Koper Bertoki

Solar Adria

A Path to Sustainable Municipal Waste Management: From Engineering Practices to Education and Training


A Path to Sustainable Municipal Waste Management: From Engineering Practices to Education and Training

A growing population worldwide is also accompanied by an increased amount of waste – especially in municipalities. Landfills are regarded as the third largest anthropogenic source of methane emissions and thus sustainable strategies are also becoming increasingly important for international climate protection in municipal waste management.

In the newsletter “Engineering Power” of the Croatian “Academy of Engineering”, the EUKI project EDU-CLIC has published the essay “A Path to Sustainable Municipal Waste Management: From Engineering Practices to Education and Training”. It describes how and where costly technologies for sustainable waste management are mostly used in middle- and high-income countries. And that the education of the population and the corresponding training of specialists can have a no lesser effect for more climate protection and sustainability in waste management. The report also highlights the form in which the project not only promotes sustainable waste management practices across the region, but also produces sustainable fuel pellets that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by almost 17 tonnes per year.

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Strategy document / outputs of the ClimArchi.Net project Czech Republic

ClimArchiNet – Climate Architects Network

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Strategy document / outputs of the ClimArchi.Net project Czech Republic

by ClimArchiNet

We have prepared a summary of the findings, available evidence and opinions of experts from the various disciplines who have been involved in the project through discussions, workshops and an international conference.


Download the Strategy document in English here.

Download the Strategy document in Czech here.

The Climarchinet expert group is made up of experts who, beyond their own line of expertise and professional interest, deal with obstacles and challenges that stand in the way of sustainable, carbon-neutral construction.


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  • Tomáš Vanický = expert sponsor of the ClimArchiNet project / CPD director
  • arch. Josef Tlustý = Architect/ČKA, member of the CPD Board
  • arch. Jan Soukup = Architect/ISU ČKA
  • Ing. Tomáš Matuška, Ph.D. = Specialist on building energy management, associate professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Radim Kohoutek = Energy Specialist / APES, DS Energy Consulting
  • Ing. Anna Francová = Lawyer / Frank Bold Advokáti
  • Stanislav Kutáček = Economist / Frank Bold Advokáti
  • Vladimír Kubeček = Economist/University of Economics, Prague

Objective of the document

  • Summary of findings, available documents and expert opinions from individual fields who have participated in the implementation of the project as part of discussions, workshops and international conferences.
  • Summary of recommendations resulting in faster transformation of the designers (in the role of architects) and contracting authorities (public administration) in public contracts with the aim of designing and constructing buildings with very low energy demands, adapted to climate change, political situation, and social and energy security.
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The document is intended for the following target groups:

  • Architect (Czech Chamber of Architects)
  • Public administration (level of regions, cities & municipalities)
  • Ministry of Environment
  • Ministry for Regional Development
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • State Environmental Fund
  • State Investment Support Fund
  • Cities and municipalities

About the ClimArchiNet project

The project is mainly funded by the EUKI. EUKI is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK), the mission of which is to encourage cooperation within the EU in terms of further development and implementation of ambitious climate-related policy. Through the EUKI, the stakeholders in the field of climate can learn from each other. The initiative promotes intra-European dialogue, exchange of best practices, awareness raising and knowledge transfer.

The project implementation is ensured through the cooperation between:

The aim of the project is to identify the current situation and support development of innovative processes, materials and technologies for the preparation and implementation of buildings with very low energy needs throughout their life cycle. Support transformation of the building sector towards carbon neutrality, building adaptation to climate change and social and energy security. More information about the project and its activities in the Czech Republic can be found on the CPD website and on the climarchi.net information platform.

Main activities of the Czech project in a brief summary

In 2020-2022, the project focused on discussions with experts and on sharing of examples of good practices in sustainable architecture:

For more informations about the Czech project activities visit the  Climarchinet project homepage.

 

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Finding the Gaps in Deep Energy Renovations: Preliminary results from UPGREAT’s technical survey presented on the 5th icESS, Bucharest

UPGREAT – Training Tool for Efficient Schools

The UPGREAT project works to upgrade professionals’ skills for deep renovations which are needed to sustainably transform the buildings sector to fulfil high energy and low carbon emissions standards.

Primary School in Polis Chrisochous, Paphos, Cyprus

Identifying the gaps and barriers in deep energy renovation of school buildings through UPGREAT

UPGREAT – Training Tool for Efficient Schools

The UPGREAT project works to upgrade professionals’ skills for deep renovations which are needed to sustainably transform the buildings sector to fulfil high energy and low carbon emissions standards.

Prof. Wolfgang Feist / The “Father” of the Passive House Idea

ClimArchiNet – Climate Architects Network

As part of the ClimArchiNet project, The “Father” of the Passive House Idea Prof. Wolfgang Feist presented goals that focused on decarboniziation of the building sector at the International Conference “Connecting Buildings & Sustainability” which took place on 30 November 2021.